Tafsir of Surah Al-`Adiyat

Q 1: What is the Tafsir (explanation/exegesis) of Allah’s saying (the meanings of which are translated as): By the (steeds) that run, with panting. Striking sparks of fire (by their hooves). And scouring to the raid at dawn. By the (steeds) that run ? Kindly answer me, may Allah reward you with good.


A: By the (steeds) that run, with panting. , it means that Allah swears by the fast horses running very quickly and panting i.e. breathing rapidly and loudly in short gasps after exertion. Striking sparks of fire (by their hooves). , it means that when the horses’ hoofs strike against the stones, they cause sparks of fire to fly out. And scouring to the raid at dawn. , it means that horses are used to wage raids against enemies in early morning, striving in the Cause of Allah, to help make His Religion triumphant.Generally, the Ayahs declare that Allah (Exalted be He) swears by the fast galloping horses, running so fast until their gasping, panting breath is audible, their hoofs striking against stones while waging raids against enemies in the morning until sparks of fire is seen flying out. (Part No. 4; Page No. 351) As for Jawab Al-Qasam (the complement to the oath), it is in Allah’s saying (the meanings of which are translated as): Verily, man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord. In this concern, we advise you to read some of the famous books of Tafsir (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’an) such as Ibn Kathir, Al-Baghawy, and Al-Jalalayn.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


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